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AGE-1R Gundam AGE-1 Razor

 

age-1r

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: AGE-1R
Code name: Gundam AGE-1 Razor
Unit type: prototype multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 51.6 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; AGE System
Fixed armaments: 2 x razor blade, mounted on forearm, hand-carried in use; 2 x leg razor blade, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The AGE-1R Gundam AGE-1 Razor was developed by the AGE System as an evolution of the AGE-1S Gundam AGE-1 Spallow. The Razor wear resolved the low resistance of the Spallow's Shiguru in two ways: by enlarging the blade to accommodate a multilayer structure, and equipping multiple blades so that Flit could keep fighting even if one of them wore out. Although the blades could combine to form a boomerang-like weapon, they didn't return when thrown. The Razor was a typical AGE System design as it didn't take into account the pilot’s skill. Unlike the Spallow, Razor had the same amount of thrusters and balancers as the AGE-1 Gundam AGE-1 Normal. After some reevaluation, the AGE System concluded that increasing the numbers of thrusters and/or other such devices wasn't the best method to push the Gundam’s output performance to the physical limit. Instead, it was better to use the latest engineering data to improve the suit's mobility. In other words, it wanted the pilot to use the inertia generated by the heavy equipment on the suit's body to balance it.

 

As a result, there was a huge difference in the method of operation between the Spallow and the Razor. Whereas the Spallow achieved its sharp cutting ability from its lightweight body and added thrusters, the Razor, which handled a razor blade with huge mass, achieved such profound slashing force or striking force by using inertial force of the blade itself. Due to that, extremely advanced control skills were required of the pilot. For example, it might have been impossible for the Razor to fly straight if one didn't have data processing abilities like that of an X-Rounder. Flit used the Razor in battle against Dole Frost's xvm-dfc Wiegel.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Flit Asuno
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE -Unknown Soldiers-; Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive/Universe Accel
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa

 

Lineart

 

AGE device
Arm razor blade
Cockpit
Head
Leg razor blade

 

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